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Case Study: Steering Component for Large Trucks

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Steering Component for Large Trucks
A manufacturer of automotive and truck steering columns and shifters was having difficulty with a telescoping steering wheel mechanism for large trucks. The part needed to be able to slide back and forth freely while also handling more torque than it previously was able to handle. This change in torque...

Case Study: Dual Swivel Section Caster Improves Facility Efficiency

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Dual Swivel Section Caster Improves Facility Efficiency
A manufacturer of overhead track systems was having issues with the carts that move steel blanks around their facility. If the swivel casters were not parallel to the rigid casters when the cart needed to be pushed, it would take two operators just to get the cart moving. Something needed...

Case Study: Two-Finger Initial Push Force Improves Distributor Efficiency

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Two-Finger Initial Push Force Improves Distributor Efficiency
Even yarn can get heavy. The largest yarn distributor in North America was having an issue moving carts full of yarn through their facility. These carts have an 800lb. load and are difficult to move, especially for female operators. The owner of the company decided to try “ergonomic” casters from...

Case Study: Custom Heavy-Duty Casters and Exceptional Client Support

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Custom Heavy-Duty Casters and Exceptional Client Support
Building trust has always been a tenet of Caster Concepts business. So when an American manufacturer of Automation Systems is let down by a competitor’s product and customer support, it provides the perfect opportunity for Caster Concepts’ product and people to shine. The manufacturer of Automation Systems was contracted by...

Case Study: Durable Conveyor Belt Sprockets Eliminate Facility Downtime

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Durable Conveyor Belt Sprockets Eliminate Facility Downtime
A leading women’s clothing distributor used long conveyor belts to move product through a massive distribution center. The sprockets that they were using we certainly working, however, the distributor felt that the sprockets were failing far too quickly. This issue slowed productivity by shutting down the conveyor so new sprockets...

Case Study: CasterShoX® Helps Auto Manufacturer Meet OSHA Requirements

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: CasterShoX® Helps Auto Manufacturer Meet OSHA Requirements
A large foreign auto manufacturer uses dollies to transport parts in one of their assembly plants. The dollies are then pulled by a tugger in a five-dolly train. The problem was that the carts were creating 95db(A) of noise, 10db(A) greater than OSHA recommendations of 85db(A) for 8 hours of...

Case Study: TWERGO® Reduces Initial Push Force for US Automaker

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: TWERGO® Reduces Initial Push Force for US Automaker
The largest automaker in the United States was having issues with initial push force on various material handling carts in its facility, each with about a 10,000 lbs. load. On these carts, initial push force averaged approximately 70 lbs. of pressure exerted per cart, far greater than OSHA recommendations for...

Case Study: Extremely Heavy-Duty Custom Casters for Steel Mill

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Extremely Heavy-Duty Custom Casters for Steel Mill
A steel mill needed to transport extremely large rolls of steel throughout their facility, including out doors to other buildings. In the past, they had used semi-trucks with trailers, which slowed production because maneuvering and movement was cumbersome and slow.

Case Study: Custom Dual Flanged Wheels Eliminate Stability and Safety Issues

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Custom Dual Flanged Wheels Eliminate Stability and Safety Issues
A customer was having trouble moving a cart along a rail. The existing cart had four V-groove wheels in each corner. The load of the cart was over 2,500 lbs. The issues with the current situation were 1) the force necessary to move the cart was troubling, 2) there were...
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